Jean Davies takes us back to the early 1960s today and the heyday of the holiday camp.
She appears in pictures here taken at the old Coronation camp, Hayling Island in 1961.
Jean (née Frazer). of Edgbaston House, Somers Town, Portsmouth, worked there as a waitress, served at night in the Seafood Bar and was also in the chorus line entertaining the happy campers.
She says: ‘I never stopped and if the unicyclist needed a girl to pull from the crowd as part of his act, I’d go up the road to the Sinah Warren camp to do that.’
The recent picture of High Street, Cosham, brought back memories for Evelyn Grant.
She says that for many years from the mid-1960s her mother, Gladys Goddard, worked for Cracknell’s Tailors, which you can see in the picture. She retired, aged 70, in 1984.
Evelyn says: ‘Mr Cracknell was an established and traditional tailor, who was never seen without his tape measure around his neck and his tailor’s chalk in his waistcoat pocket.
‘The shop did tailoring, alterations, and sold gents’ clothing, and later diversified into household linen and table linen.
‘I remember the shop being very long and narrow, and the staff, many of whom were family members, were very polite and traditional.’
She adds: ‘When the upper end of High Street was redeveloped, the shop moved to Highbury Buildings and the tailoring side of things was gradually discontinued.’